Save the date! The 5th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation will be held March 2-5, 2017, with the theme Vital Voices: Linking Language and Wellbeing. For 2017 the conference returns to the beautiful setting of the Hawai‘i Imin Center on the campus of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. A call for proposals will be announced in Spring 2016. As in previous years the conference will also feature an optional field study tour to the Hawaiian Language program in Hilo. Unlike previous years the Hilo trip will take place immediately preceding the conference.
For more information consult the ICLDC website or Facebook page.
In May 23-25, 2014, the Linguistics Department at UH Manoa hosted the 21st annual meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association.
The Graduate Chair (Andrea Berez-Kroeker) holds office hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. To sign up for an appointment, log in to either a Gmail account or your UH email account and then click here.
The Bilinski Educational Foundation board of members recently visited the campus to meet the fellows who have been supported by their generous gifts. Here is a video of some of the students talking about the impact of the Bilinski Fellowships.
Professors Andrea Berez and Victoria Anderson receive NSF grant for the 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $286,827 to University of Hawai’i for support of the project entitled “Discourse and prosody in non-native speakers’ reference resolution,” under the direction of Therese Gruter (SLS) and Amy Schafer (Linguistics).
This award is effective September 1 , 2013 and expires February 28, 2017.
A research group based in the UH Mānoa Department of Linguistics has uncovered the existence of old Hawai’i Sign Language, a previously undocumented sign language used in the islands. For more information see the department’s press release and the official UH press release. For a visual demonstration of HSL, please see this video.
The Endangered Languages Project, a web site developed by Google and backed by the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity, launched today at www.endangeredlanguages.com. A central feature of the website is the Catalogue of Endangered Languages, compiled by University of Hawaiʿi at Mānoa linguists and the LINGUIST List at Eastern Michigan University, and sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation.